Some days I love blogging. Some days my blog just makes me want to rip out my hair. Or pound on my desk in frustration. Or throw my keyboard across the room.
Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration. But you get the idea.
Lately, my blog has been causing me all sorts of problems. Acting like an unruly two-year old who just ingested a huge amount of sugar and doesn’t want to do what Mom says.
Mom says “save draft.” The
two-year old blog digs in its heels and says “no.”
When I try to save a draft, my blog now freezes. And stays frozen. And then, just to frustrate me more, causes my entire internet to freeze as well. Stuck. Spinning and going nowhere.
And the only way to “unfreeze” seems to be to restart my computer. But even that stopped working for me! So I had to manually shut things down. Not a good thing.
What’s causing it? That is not a rhetorical question, people! I need help!
It started when I got back from vacation. It is intermittent but seems to be increasing. My hosts’ very friendly technical support representative insists it is not a server issue. It is not related to my PC since I recreated the problem on my husband’s computer. It is not a virus. WordPress forums and internet searches yield illogical suggestions. Like clearing my cache and cookies and using a different browser. Why would one browser suddenly start acting up?
So, I welcome any and all suggestions. Yes, even the illogical ones:)
And, I’d love to know if any other WordPress users have experienced this.
But mostly I wanted to share my tale of woe because this little glitch is debilitating enough that it might just keep me from blogging on schedule. It has certainly kept me from editing my post drafts as often as I’d like! Ah, perfectionism must yield to technology.
I’m going to try to save this draft now. Cross your fingers for me!
Photo credit [rafa2010]
Postscript: I was indeed able to successfully “save” this post draft in a different browser (Internet Explorer instead of Mozilla Firefox), but now the new browser had decided to join in the tantrum and freeze! Yikes! If you don’t see any new posts next week, you’ll know why. And, new development, trying to publish my post is causing the same issue.
WordPress.org has just come out with an update which I will attempt to install this weekend or next, so my fingers and toes and eyes are all crossed that it goes successfully and maybe even resolves my issue. Ah, technology. So great when it works.